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August 2019

Kit Carson Park Bird Walk

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1150-C1 / GPS: 33.080179,-117.060199) Rating: Easy (Level, paved walkways, dirt trail, and grass) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. Woodland, riparian, and open-area habitats will usually get us a nice list of resident birds. Directions: From I-15 in Escondido, exit east on Via Rancho Parkway (which becomes Bear Valley Parkway) and drive about 1 mile to the Park Road entrance on your left – at…

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Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Bird Walk

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, Canyonside Park Driveway
San Diego, CA 92129 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1189-C7 / GPS:  32.939917,-117.139108) Rating: Easy to Moderate (Level dirt trails) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. Expect warm weather.  Restrooms located at the start of walk at the Adobe Ranch House. Directions: We will meet at the Rancho de los Penasquitos Adobe Ranch House parking lot and explore trails through grasslands and riparian woodland. Take I-15 and exit at Mercy Road going west. Turn…

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September 2019

Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Oak Hill Memorial Park, 2640 Glenridge Rd
Escondido, CA 92027 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1130-F1/ GPS: 33.130552,-117.029384) Rating: Easy (Grass and paved roads) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. Restroom located outside office building. Directions: From I-15 exit east on Via Rancho Parkway, which becomes Bear Valley Parkway, and drive 5 miles north to Glen Ridge road at Orange Glen High School. Turn right on Glen Ridge Road and proceed approximately 1 mile east to the cemetery gate. Turn…

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Bataquitos Lagoon Bird Walk

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Bataquitos Lagoon, 7380 Gabbiano Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1127-A7 / GPS: 33.093537,-117.301308) Rating:Easy (Flat dirt walkways) We will look for waterfowl, shorebirds, and riparian birds. Expect warm weather. Directions: From I-5 in Carlsbad, exit east on Poinsettia Lane. Turn right on Batiquitos Drive, drive about ½ mile to Gabbiano Lane, turn right and continue to the end.  Park on the street in the residential area. Photos: Bataquitos Lagoon Further Information on Location Here Photos from Past Walks Here

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Kumeyaay Lake Bird Walk

September 21 @ 8:00 am
Kumeyaay Lake, 10500 Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1230-G6 / GPS: 32.840023,-117.034222) Rating:Easy to Moderate (Flat dirt and paved walkways)  We will look for ducks, waterfowl, and riparian birds.  Can expect some fall migration birds.  Expect warm weather. Directions: From North County, take I-15 south to CA-52 east. Take exit 13 (Mast Blvd.) and turn left on to Mast. Take the first right onto West Hills Pkwy. Take another right onto Mission Gorge Rd. and then make a very slight right onto Father Junipero Serra Trail.…

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Krisztina Scheef “Photographing the Spirit of Birds”

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 United States
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Please join us for our interesting monthly program and refreshments.  There is a social period beginning at 6:30 pm  with the meeting and program getting under way promptly at 7:00 pm. There is a thrill in capturing the exciting moment of a grebe running across the water’s surface, or that split-second shot of a baby bird poking its head from its nest. Renowned nature photographer Krisztina Scheeff of KS Nature Photography expertly photographs these moments. In this talk, Krisztina will…

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Lake Hodges Field Trip

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake Hodges, 20185 Lake Dr.
Escondido, CA 92029 United States
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(Thomas Guide:1149-E2/GPS:33.077942,-117.116072) Rating:Moderate (paved walkways and dirt trails) We should see waterfowl, shorebirds and a whole host of local residents birds.  Expect warm weather. Directions: From I-15 in Escondido exit at Via Rancho Parkway and drive west to Lake Drive. Turn left and drive about ½-mile. Meet at Del Dios Park across the street from the Country Store. We will first bird around in the parking lot, then drive to the parking lot by the fishing pier.  After birding the…

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October 2019

San Diego River Estuary & Famosa Slough Field Trip

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mission Bay Flood Control Channel, Old Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1268-C4 / GPS: 32.761457,-117.214338) Rating:Easy (Flat paved walkways) We will be looking for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds in the channel and bay areas and then drive to Famosa Slough. Directions: Take I-15 south to I-8. Go west on I-8 and exit north on I-5. Take the first off-ramp, Sea World Drive west to South Shores Park Drive (stop light). Turn left and proceed to our meeting place along the frontage road adjacent to the Flood Control Channel. Famosa…

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La Jolla Coastline Field Trip

October 12 @ 8:00 am
La Jolla Shores, 1309 Coast Walk Trail
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1227-E6 / GPS: 32.849166,-117.270358) Rating:Easy (paved walkways) We will be looking for shorebirds, gulls, and seabirds. Directions: From Highway 52 driving west exit at La Jolla Boulevard West (formerly Ardath Road). Continue on this road, which will merge with Torrey Pines Road for about ¾-mile, then turn right on Prospect. Continue on Prospect to Coast Boulevard. Meet in front of the Bridge Club and restrooms. Parking is all along Coast Blvd and adjacent residential streets. Arrive extra early…

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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve & Huntington Central Park

October 19 @ 8:00 am
Bolsa Chica, 18332 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 United States
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  (Thomas Guide: O.C. 857-C3 / GPS: 33.695584,-118.046917) Rating:Easy to Moderate (Flat dirt & paved walkways, grass) Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is the largest coastal salt marsh preserve in the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan region. Its 300 acres are a vital oasis for resident shorebirds and millions of migrating birds traveling between the Arctic and South America along the Pacific Flyway. At Huntington Central Park we will see locals and possibly vagrant migrants. We will bird at the Reserve first…

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Benny Jacobs-Schwartz “Feathers and Flight: A Journey to the New World Tropics”

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 United States
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Please join us for our interesting monthly program and refreshments.  There is a social period beginning at 6:30 pm  with the meeting and program getting under way promptly at 7:00 pm. Bird guide, naturalist and photographer,  will take us on a gripping journey throughout the New World Tropics. Sharing his dazzling bird photos, captivating videos, and animated story telling, he brings a slice of the tropics to California. Delving into topics of migration, tropical speciation, and drivers of bio-diversity, this…

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Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary Field Trip

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary, 3650 North River Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
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(Thomas Guide:1066-F7/GPS:33.244789,-117.331083) Rating: Moderate (Uneven dirt paths) Directions: From Hwy 78 west, exit north on El Camino Real and continue to Douglas Drive. From I-5 north exit east on Hwy 76 and continue to the Douglas Drive exit. Take Douglas Drive north approximately 1 mile and turn left on North River Road. Continue west on North River Rd. to the entrance gate at the end. NOTE: Greg has again offered to have the gate open at 7:30 am for Early…

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November 2019

Daley Ranch Field Trip

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Daley Ranch, 2253 La Honda Dr
Escondido, CA 92027 United States
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(NOTE: New Fall/Winter Start Time) (Thomas Guide:(1110-C3) / GPS:  33.166138,-117.052495) Rating: Moderate to Difficult (steep hill, uneven dirt trails, paved walkways) Directions: From I-15 in Escondido, exit at El Norte Parkway and drive east approximately 3 miles.  Look for the “Daley Ranch/Dixon Lake” signs and turn left on La Honda Drive. Continue north toward Dixon Lake and on to the free Daley Ranch parking area on your left.  Meet at the trailhead kiosk. Note: Senior Citizens (over 60) can park for…

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